Construction of a new elementary school in St-Émile according to LEED V4 requirements. The work required clearing the entire site, as well as grubbing before the works began. It was also necessary to carry out a blasting phase to carry out the excavation work of the building since it rests on rock.
Among the challenges of the project, there is certainly the tight schedule which does not allow any flexibility in space time, the project to be completed before the start of the school year in September 2021. A large part of the project also takes place in winter, which implies having a perfect coordination in order to ensure that the building’s delivery deadlines are met.
This new elementary school will accommodate 300 students, including two preschool classrooms and twelve elementary classrooms. The L-shaped building is erected on a hybrid structure of steel and wood. The building’s architecture will include large windows, full-height curtain walls and staggered wall sections in modular and partly cantilevered shapes.
The school will be fully electrically powered and heated by aerothermal heat pump systems with air exchangers.